Luke 9:54

54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them[a] ?”

Luke 9:54 in Other Translations

KJV
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
ESV
54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"
NLT
54 When James and John saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to burn them up ?”
MSG
54 When the disciples James and John learned of it, they said, "Master, do you want us to call a bolt of lightning down out of the sky and incinerate them?"
CSB
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"

Luke 9:54 In-Context

52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?”
55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.

Cross References 2

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "them, just as Elijah did"
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